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Anish and Antony Take Afghanistan
Scott King [see all titles]
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Scott King Anish and Antony Take Afghanistan
Edited by Scott King.
Text by Scott King.
Illustrations by Will Henry.
published in July 2014
English edition
10,5 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
64 pages (40 b/w ill.)
€10.00
ISBN: 978-3-03764-380-8
EAN: 9783037643808
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A graphic short-story: a trip to Afghanistan, organised by the United Nations, in which Anish Kapoor and Anthony Gormley are charged with building a gigantic sculpture to subdue the insurgent population...
The astonishing power of public art has long been recognized by both governments and “big business” alike in the West, with increasingly enormous public sculptures being deployed to “regenerate” ailing post-industrial areas, or create the “wow factor” on corporate HQ piazzas and at ever-expanding airports. But what if this strategy were employed in an attempt to turn around the fortunes of a whole country? This book proposes a scenario in which two giants of British public art are commissioned by the United Nations in a last ditch attempt to solve the social, financial and political problems of Afghanistan.
Scott King (born 1969 in Goole, England, lives and works in London) trained as a graphic designer. He worked as Art Director of "i-D" and Creative Director of "Sleazenation" magazines, for which he was awarded "Best Cover" and "Best Designed Feature of the Year" prizes. King occasionally produces work under the banner "CRASH!" with writer and historian Matt Worley. King's work has been exhibited widely in London, New York, and European galleries including the ICA, KW Berlin, Portikus, White Columns, Kunstverein Munich, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.